Times are changing for the Port Allen softball team.The program that once drew one player on the first-team can now boast five.
“It shows we’re coming a long way from our days when we were losing by 10-run rules and missing the playoffs, or losing in 10 runs in playoffs,” third-year Head Coach Alisha Fairchild said.
The first-team entries included infielders Alexis Leonard and Kailee Saizon, outfielder Diamond Davenport, and junior left-handed pitchers Alexis Perkins and Laura Morgan.
Perkins, with a .333 batting average, led the team with 30 RBIs. She had eight doubles and 15 stolen bases. She also had a 1.96 earned run average (5.2 for the season) and struck out 69 in 70.2 innings pitched.
Morgan had a .456 batting average and .400 in the district, with 22 RBIs, one double, seven triples and 19 stolen bases. She had a 1.91 ERA in district and 3.32 overall, with 87 strikeouts in 59 innings.
Leonard, a senior third baseman, had a .300 batting average, 26 RBIs, and eight doubles, along with 13 stolen bases.
Davenport, a senior center fielder, batted .300. She had 20 RBIs three doubles, one triple, and 17 stolen bases.
Saizon, a senior shortstop, batted .300 (.426 in district) and finished with six doubles, six triple, and 13 stolen bases.
Second-team honorees catcher Alyssa Ballard, outfielders Kennedy Whitfield and Michelle Davenport, and infielder Kristine Ford.
Ballard, a junior, batted .350 in district and .250 overall. She had two doubles and a triple and 20 RBIs. Davenport, also a junior, batted .175 in district and .275 overall, with 17 RBIs.
Whitfield had a .264 batting average with nine stolen bases, 16 RBIs, two doubles and a triple. Ford stole 13 bases and had 16 RBIs, along with two doubles for the year.